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Ben Fadden is the Head Content Creator at Gaslamp Ball, writing weekly articles and hosting a podcast/YouTube show called "Talking Friars". He is the ultimate diehard Padres fan who lives 20 minutes from Petco Park and has season tickets for the team with his family. Ben was born and raised in San Diego county and the Padres are a huge part of his life. His first favorite player was Khalil Greene and his current favorite player is infielder Jake Cronenworth. Ben's favorite Padres memory is Jake Cronenworth's go-ahead single against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the 2022 National League Division Series.

Ben has had the chance to talk with numerous former Padres players on his show, including Tyson Ross, Adam Rosales, Heath Bell, Kurt Bevacqua, Greg Garcia and Clayton Richard. Media members Kevin Acee, Marty Caswell, Matt Vasgersian, Jesse Agler, Lauren Shehadi, Christopher Russo, Jim Russell, Jon Schaeffer, Steven Woods, Paul Reindl, Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson have also been on his show.

If you have any questions or want to collaborate with Ben on anything, please contact him at talkingfriars@gmail.com.

Padres better have been interested in Aaron Hicks

Hicks would’ve costed essentially nothing and could’ve filled one of San Diego’s numerous holes

Padres announce non-roster spring training invitees

Jackson Merrill and Ethan Salas headline the list

Padres release 2024 giveaway schedule

There are some pretty cool items to get at Petco Park this year!

Gary Sheffield misses out on National Baseball Hall of Fame in final year of eligibility

The former Padre was on his final year on the ballot

Have the Padres already won the Juan Soto trade?

New Padres starter Michael King says yes

As we wait, the Padres still have tons of free agent options

Still waiting to see how A.J. Preller completes this roster before they fly to Korea

Padres land #1 international amateur prospect Leodalis De Vries

It was Ethan Salas last year and now it’s Leodalis De Vries this year

Padres agree to deals with all arbitration eligible players

A.J. Preller is great at not fighting with his players

Mark Sweeney not part of Padres broadcast team in 2024

Sweeney will be broadcasting for another team in the future

Updated: Padres signing Woo Suk Go to two-year contract

Another reliever could be added to the Padres bullpen